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PM Modi disapproves of Sadhvi Niranjan's remarks; asks MPs not to give any "address to the nation"


New Delhi (Dec. 02, 2014): Prime Minister Modi today disapproved of the controversial remarks by Union Minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, saying such comments were "not acceptable" and asked party MPs to refrain from those that gave a bad name to the government and the party.

Sources said the Prime Minister, while addressing the BJP Parliamentary Party, told the MPs to be cautious while making public comments and asked them not to give any "address to the nation."

Sources said the Prime Minister did not name anyone but later conveyed to minister concerned to regret the remarks made by her at a public rally in the national capital.

The remarks triggered a major controversy with the opposition forcing her to apologize. The issue also rocked Parliament, paralysing the functioning of the Rajya Sabha.

BJP has asked all party MPs to address public meetings in Delhi during the current winter session ahead of Assembly elections slated early next year. Of them, 225 have given their approval and their programmes are being fixed, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Rajiv Pratap Rudy said.

Rudy later said the meetings will be held every evening from 6 PM to 10 PM in every area of Delhi. The party MPs will be briefed accordingly in the next three days at separate meetings for first-timers, second-time MPs and senior party parliamentarians.

During such meetings, party MPs will be asked to make their strategy and chalk out programmes for campaigning in Delhi.


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